20,000 Apple iPhone 5 units sold in Russia over the weekend

20,000 Apple iPhone 5 units sold in Russia over the weekend
On Sunday evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook was proudly reporting that his company had sold 2 million units of the Apple iPhone 5 during the handset's launch weekend in the country. Cook reminded us that this was a record number for iPhone units sold in China during a launch weekend. While the executive didn't reveal the weekend sales in the 32 other countries where the Apple iPhone 5 launched on Friday, a few publications in Russia have come to the conclusion that 20,000 units of the Apple iPhone 5 were sold during the launch weekend there.

While 20,000 units moved doesn't seem like a large number, it does represent 40% of all legally imported smartphones in the country. In addition, the majority of legit sales in the country were for the 32GB and 64GB variant of the phone. Those who wanted the 16GB model were more apt to purchase it from the "grey market".

On Friday, the Apple iPhone 5 will become available in a few more countries like Egypt, Barbados, and Vietnam. As we mentioned on Sunday, with the phone already available in more than 100 countries, this is the fastest rollout yet of an iPhone model.

source: SlashGear

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16 Comments

1. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Three Apple news in a row. Wow! the sale must be really down. Anyway now go and download Google Map!! That's my boy.

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Three Apple news in a row. Wow! the sale must be really down." And at the moment there is four in a row.

4. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

ahhh.... four orgasmo already

12. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Does anyone feel that the iPod 5 isWAY smaller than the IPhone 5, or maybe even the iPhone 4/s

2. Droiddoes unregistered

In Soviet Russia, phone loses YOU! wait, it's an iphone5, doesn't matter what country you're in it will get you lost LOL

7. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Can u please answer a question for me? What was the purpose of this comment?

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yakoff is funny

15. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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16. Droiddoes unregistered

It was made with the sole purpose of rustling yer jimmies. Mission accomplished.

5. -MISTER-H-

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

O no good news!

6. blingblingthing

Posts: 974; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Tapered off sales in the US maybe why they can roll out this phone to more countries this fast.

9. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

I also think thats the fact

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

lol..fast

8. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

I also think thats the fact

13. jsdechavez

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Because they have a lot in stock. haha

14. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

that it

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